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BSP chief Mayawati makes Twitter debut ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha Elections

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 06 February 2019, 11:27 AM
The first post from Mayawati's twitter account was tweeted on January 22 and she has been regularly sharing press releases on it since then. (File Photo: PTI)
The first post from Mayawati's twitter account was tweeted on January 22 and she has been regularly sharing press releases on it since then. (File Photo: PTI)

Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati has finally joined microblogging site Twitter. The development comes just months ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha Elections. Her official Twitter handle is @sushrimmayawati. In a welcome post, the BSP chief said that she will use the handle to interact with her supporters.

"@Hello brothers and sisters. With due respect let me introduce myself to the Twitter family. This is my opening and inauguration. @sushrimayawati is my official Twitter handle for all my future interactions, comments and updates. With warm regards. Thank you," she wrote in her welcome post,” she tweeted. 

The Bahujan Samaj Party has said that the former chief minister will use this Twitter handle to share her programmes in the future.

"This is to inform you that BSP chief has for the first time decided to join Twitter for speedy interaction with media and masses besides expressing her views on various issues of national and political importance through Twitter," the party said in a press release. 

The first post from this twitter account was tweeted on January 22 and she has been regularly sharing press releases on it since then. 

Welcoming Mayawati's debut on Twitter, senior BSP leader Satish Chandra Misra told News Nation that this was a long pending demand of crore of supporters.

Rashtriya Janata Dal leader and former Bihar chief minister Tejashwi Yadav welcomed her on the microblogging site. 

"Finally glad to see you here. Happy that you acknowledged and respected my request of joining Twitter during our meeting in Lucknow on 13th January. Warm Regards," Yadav said in a tweet.

Mayawat's official handle has nearly 9,000 followers - at the time of filing this story - and she follows only one person - Twitter Support.

First Published: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 10:31 AM
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